How prepared are you? It seems like a lot of people have sought out camps in the last month or so to fill a surprising high amount of camp openings. In those numbers, it seems like there were a lot of Burgins (Virgin Burners). Many people start their preparation as early as January.
So what resources should you be checking to make yourself ready?
- Burning Man’s Survival Guide – An absolute MUST
- Burning Man’s First Timer’s Guide – Another vital resource
- Burning Man’s Survival Checklist – burningman.org
- 3rd Party Checklist – Edited by members
- Queer Camps List for 2016
Before going out, do everything you can to make yourself aware of the 10 Principles and how they apply to life out there and in your life outside the playa. Why do you need to know these things before participating in the event in the desert?
The 10 Principles came into life long after Burning Man started being a thing and were written by Larry Harvey one of the original founders. They were created in the spirit of fostering participation and community in a place completely hostile to it.
“They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.” -burningman.org
Prepare yourself for participation and inclusion. As festival culture grows and expands the difference between the resources of this community and others is the fundamentals they are based on.